When it comes to finding the perfect gift, there’s nothing quite like a book. Kiddos gain inspiration and concentration skills, and parents don’t have more plastic parts to add to the growing pile. We’ve read through hundreds of 2017 releases in kid’s books this year and narrowed it down, somehow, to following picks. From epic find-and-seek adventures to books that empower all kids, we promise there’s at least one book for every kind of kiddo on your list. Click through the gallery below to read all about ’em.

Puffin + Pantone Series (Classics)

Puffin has teamed up with Pantone to redesign some of your favorite childhood classics into bookshelf eye candy they’ll actually read! The series—which includes The Secret Garden, Treasure Island, The Wizard of Oz, Anne of Green Gables, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Heidi—released earlier this year. Each book corresponds with a Pantone color swatch and the spine looks like a Pantone color swatch. For book lovers and artists, these are the sweetest redesign we’ve seen this year. Just released: A Christmas Carol & Other Stories (gold) and Alice in Wonderland (silver).

Ages: 7 and up
Cost: $9.99/each
Learn more and shop the series here.

photo courtesy Penguin Random House

  • Gotta Go Buffalo via Gibbs Smith


What’s your favorite book to give a kid? New or classic? Tell us in a comment below.

—Amber Guetebier




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